I know politics has a great impact on many aspects of society including, for example, education, the economy, social service systems, security and the environment. I was sad to realize that I am not inspired by current politics, whether close to home or internationally . As a human being, a socially aware citizen and a conscientious voter, this realization impacted me. It also planted, in me, the first seed of a vision for Inspirited Politics.
Speaking to people working in the political arena made a few things very clear to me: people bear a lot of responsibility, they operate under enormous (media) pressure and are subject to scrutiny, especially if elected or holding a public office. It is a challenge to stay true to your ideals, intent, values and dreams due to the day to day demands and the working reality of political life. This can hold back competent people, wanting to contribute to a positive change, from entering politics.
I started imagining the impact leadership development can have on people in politics. I envisioned the benefits of people understanding and working with the principles underlying the Self-aware, Heart-driven, Impactful, Potential-based, (SHIP) approach. This picture contributed to me initiating Inspirited Politics.
My dream is to facilitate the transformation of politics in such a way that political systems support the creation of a world that works for all. Now and for future generations. In this way I trust that politics will contribute to the peace, prosperity and well-being of every individual, their societies and our world.
I invite you to join or support us on this journey.
She is a certified trainer and coach with a diverse, international background and experience in the corporate world, health industry and welfare. She works together with other coaches from around the world.
Not being personally involved in politics has proven an advantage with the people she meets in the political arena. She has been called a masterful coach, inspirator and trainer by clients and her dream is to take these qualities into the political arena while not aiming to be a politician.
Her aim is to support politicians in expanding their awareness and understanding of the complexity of the many situations they deal with. As coaching, training, non-partisan dialogues, and intervision become mainstream in the political arena, people involved can gain new tools and skills for navigating today’s rapidly changing world.
Hi my name is Shippy!
I am Inspirited Politics’ wisdomkeeper. You will see me popping up regularly in Social Media as I spread our vision and talk about our SHIP-approach.
I am a true result of co-creation having been envisioned by Sitara whom trusted her vision to her friend Gert-Jan Vlaming. Gert-Jan is a wonderful artist whom you might also know from the PhingThing. As he truly understands the art of designing soulful characters, I am grateful to have been created by his hands.
At Inspirited Politics we realize we are doing things in an unconventional way and some of the vocabulary we use may be new to people. ‘Spaceholders’ is a word used to refer to people who, on an energetic level, support other people in realizing their full potential.
Inspirited Politics and our SHIP-approach is grounded in the principles of Alan Seale’s Transformational Presence work. To support our platform and our organisation we have a Circle of Spaceholders from the international Transformational Presence Community. The circle consists of valued and enthusiastic individuals who have been involved with the development of Inspirited Politics in various ways. The Circle supports and advises our organisation.